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Sep 19, 2023   |  By Netacea
New research reveals such attacks cost the average business the equivalent of over 50 ransomware payouts every year while remaining undetected for four months.
Sep 14, 2023   |  By Alex McConnell
Welcome to the fourth and final part in our series on credit card fraud originating in Russia. After covering the basics of what carding is, why so much of it is perpetrated by Russian speakers, then digging deeper into how carders operate, in this part we’ll explore ways to protect yourself and your business from this pervasive financial threat. Click here to download the full report: "Inside Russian Carding" (PDF)
Sep 7, 2023   |  By Alex McConnell
This is part three in our four-part series on credit card fraud, specifically focusing on the Russian carding landscape. In part one, we gave an overview of carding as an attack type and drilled into some key terms from the Carder’s Dictionary. In part two, we looked more closely at the motivations behind Russia being a hotbed of carding activity.
Sep 7, 2023   |  By Alex McConnell
Until recently, Netflix wasn’t too concerned about its members sharing their accounts with friends and family. In a 2016 statement, Reed Hastings, Netflix CEO said “password sharing is something you have to learn to live with, because there’s so much legitimate password sharing, like you share with your spouse, with your kids… so there’s no bright line, and we’re doing fine as it is.”
Aug 31, 2023   |  By Alex McConnell
In part one of this four-part series on card cracking fraud, we covered the basics of what carding is, how carders use bots to power their attacks, and defined the most important terms and phrases within the carding vocabulary in our Carder’s Dictionary. Click here if you missed it or need a recap. In part two, we’ll be talking more specifically about the carding landscape in Russia and on Russian-speaking forums and online communities.
Aug 24, 2023   |  By Alex McConnell
Carding fraud is a financially devastating attack made more damaging by bot-based automation that allows it to run at scale. Russian cybercriminals are especially prolific in the carding space. The Netacea threat research team recently conducted an in-depth investigation into this notorious carding fraud ecosystem.
Aug 17, 2023   |  By Alex McConnell
Bots are ubiquitous across the web. If your business has an online presence, it’s being targeted by automated attacks. So, it’s unsurprising to us at Netacea that in the Gartner Hype Cycle for Application Security 2023, bot management is classed as an early mainstream technology – less than two years from reaching full maturity. The nature and purpose of bot attacks depends on many factors including industry, seasonality, and even the functionality of the target.
Aug 4, 2023   |  By Alex McConnell
Businesses are realizing the value of bot management tools as part of their application security strategy, with the control set expected to mature towards mainstream adoption in less than two years. This is according to the latest Hype Cycle™ for Application Security by Gartner®, released this month.
Jul 24, 2023   |  By Netacea
The rollercoaster ride of Elon Musk’s Twitter buyout has taken another twist, as the social media platform looks poised to be rebranded “X”. Should we be worried about the security and privacy implications of Musk’s “everything” app?
Jul 20, 2023   |  By Alex McConnell
Taylor Swift’s Eras tour has literally been the hottest ticket in music over the past few months, with millions of fans scrambling for their spot in arenas and stadiums around the world. But many “Swifties” have been left heartbroken as the demand far outstrips the number of tickets available. To make the pill even more bitter to swallow, there are plenty of tickets available to buy for the sold-out shows – but at many times their face value, on secondary markets.
Aug 15, 2023   |  By Netacea
This month we begin by examining the 2023 National Risk Register, a public version of the National Security Risk Assessment, which assesses the most serious risks to lives, health, society, critical infrastructure, economy and sovereignty. Cyber-attacks on infrastructure are listed as moderate impact – Our panel discusses how businesses can use the information within the report to prepare for attacks and keep our critical infrastructure as secure as possible.
Jul 13, 2023   |  By Netacea
In this month’s episode, we start by focusing on the real-world impact of bots (scripts used to automate tasks and exploit business logic). In the UK, bots are being used to book up every available driving test before reselling them for profit; meanwhile in the US, gig workers delivering groceries are losing out to bots that hoard the most profitable delivery jobs. Our panel explains how this happens and discusses what can be done to stop it.
Jun 8, 2023   |  By Netacea
A fresh Netacea panel of cyber experts are on hand once again to discuss the latest developments in security and bot-related news! This month, in light of OpenAI CEO Sam Altman standing before US senators and requesting regulation of AI businesses, we give our views on whether one body – or even one nation – can or should regulate this rapidly developing industry.
May 23, 2023   |  By Netacea
In part two of our RSA Conference 2023 series, Netacea CPO Andy Still and CISO Andy Ash return from San Francisco to share their insights from the biggest cybersecurity event of the year.
May 9, 2023   |  By Netacea
Welcome to a new format for the Cybersecurity Sessions! We’ve refocused our podcasts to provide insights into the latest news and trends in cybersecurity, calling on the expertise of Netacea’s threat researchers, bot specialists and business leaders. This month, new host Dani Middleton-Wren is joined by Matthew Gracey-McMinn, Chris Pace and Tom Platt. First they discuss the ever-intriguing topic of ethics in AI, with facial recognition tech from Clearview AI and PimEyes coming under legal and moral scrutiny, followed by the practicalities of fighting back against automated ticket scalping.
Feb 9, 2023   |  By Netacea
Our reliance on personal mobile devices leaves us vulnerable to attack; not just from anonymous criminal groups, but in some cases, from those closest to us. Stalkerware, a category of apps designed to secretly monitor the unsuspecting victim whose device they’re installed on, are a growing concern for security and privacy advocates, as well as law enforcement agencies.
Jan 12, 2023   |  By Netacea
Not a week goes by without a massive data leak being reported in the news – both in tech publications and across mainstream media. According to Atlas VPN, 5.9 billion credentials were leaked in 2021 alone. But it’s not just credentials under attack; personal data, payment information, sensitive corporate data, and even source code are all at risk of being leaked. But how is so much data leaked so often? What do criminals do with this data once they have it? How much risk does this pose to the public, and what can be done about it?
Dec 8, 2022   |  By Netacea
If a stranger walked into your workplace and asked you your name and email address, would you co-operate? What if they asked you to open a door for them, or to use your laptop or phone, all whilst wearing a shirt that said “CHALLENGE ME” on it?
Nov 11, 2022   |  By Netacea
In 2021, we published our first “Cost of Bots” report. 2021 was a time of flux, of lockdowns, furloughs, and home working. A lot of predictions were made as to how this would change cybersecurity. A year on from our cost of bots report, we wanted to know what has changed. Has remote working led to a new wave of bot attacks? Is there a better understanding of how these attacks work? Are businesses fighting back, or losing the war?
Nov 10, 2022   |  By Netacea
In a recent Netacea report, 60% of businesses reported a minor financial impact caused by bots skewing their analytics, and with the busiest eCommerce period of the year fast approaching, businesses need to fight back. How do bots affect businesses’ data, marketing campaigns and paid media planning? Host and Principal Security Researcher Cyril Noel-Tagoe is joined by Spike’s Head of Paid Media Matt Wilkinson to discuss the effect bots will have on marketing analytics this Black Friday and how to keep your enterprise’s analytics safe from automated threats during periods of peak traffic.
Oct 22, 2020   |  By Netacea
In 2019 we saw more credential stuffing, sniper and scraper bot attacks targeting websites, mobile apps and APIs alike. The shift in attack vectors and scale of attacks highlights an urgent need for a sophisticated solution that protects businesses and customers from the growing malicious bot threat. Understanding the intent of bad bots vs. humans or good bots is vital as all industries face new challenges in acquiring the necessary visibility of their traffic, and subsequent analysis required for rapid and effective attack response that doesn't sacrifice the user experience.
Oct 22, 2020   |  By Netacea
Are you seeing the full picture when it comes to web and application security? Without fast and accurate data at your fingertips from the best bot management, it's increasingly difficult to differentiate human from automated bot traffic on your web-facing applications. Credential stuffing, account fraud and scraping attacks are a multi-billion-dollar business¹, with the scope for earning made increasingly simple by the vast number of internet users, availability of login credentials and the sheer volume of connected devices.
Oct 1, 2020   |  By Netacea
The second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) is a data-driven legislation introduced by the European Union (EU) in 2015, with which all payment service providers (PSPs) throughout the EU and beyond must comply. PSD2 expands the scope of 2007's PSD, a directive implemented to make payments across borders as easy, secure and inexpensive as domestic payments. However, a short eight years later, innovations in technology and the prevalence of fintech have created new challenges for the payments industry to address.
Oct 1, 2020   |  By Netacea
Web traffic is made up of human and non-human visitors, but not all these sources are safe. Sophisticated bot traffic is on the rise and it is becoming increasingly difficult to differentiate the criminal from real customers. Download your free copy of 'The Managing and Mitigating Bots' Guide and learn about.
Sep 1, 2020   |  By Netacea
In 2017 Black Friday was the single largest cause of web traffic peaks and website outages in the retail industry. Even a 1-second delay in load time can result in a 7% loss in conversions.

Netacea provides a revolutionary bot management solution that protects websites, mobile apps and APIs from malicious attacks such as scraping, credential stuffing and account takeover.

Our Intent Analytics™ engine, powered by machine learning, quickly and accurately distinguishes bots from humans to protect websites, mobile apps and APIs from automated threats while prioritising genuine users. Actionable intelligence with data-rich visualisations empowers you to make informed decisions about your traffic.

We Prevent Sophisticated Automated Threats:

  • Account Takeover: Stop account takeover by identifying account-based attacks.
  • Credential Stuffing: Prevent data breaches and protect your website from credential stuffing attacks.
  • Fake Account Creation: Prevent fake account fraud by identifying bot accounts, fake account creation and mass account registration.
  • Web Scraping: Identify and block web scrapers and scraping attacks made to compromise your website.
  • Ad/Click Fraud: Identify ad fraud to reduce wasted spend and prevent ad bots from illegitimately displaying or accessing ads.
  • Skewed Marketing Analytics: Prevent bots from stealing your marketing budget and skewing your analytics.

A Smarter Approach to Bot Management.